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Overton’s 301 comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunda

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:51 am
by Tom Nolette
NHMS working on schedule adjustments
After this season, the New Hampshire track will host only one Cup Series weekend instead of two.

Dave McGrath had conflicting feelings about New Hampshire Motor Speedway losing one of its two annual NASCAR Cup Series races.

“As a fan, I understand the disappointment of having an event moved,” said McGrath, the general manager of the track for parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc., ahead of Overton’s 301 on Sunday. “But as a general manager, I understand the business side of the decisions that get made.”

Speedway Motorsports opted to move the September race – the crown jewel on its calendar because it falls during the NASCAR playoffs – to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which it also owns. The schedule change will go into effect next year, ending a two-decade run of NASCAR’s top series making two yearly stops in New Hampshire. The last fall race at the track will be Sept. 23 – the second race in the Cup Series playoffs.

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